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Aug132014

NHGOP DENOUNCES SHAHEEN SUPPORT FOR FRINGE GROUP ATTACKING ISRAEL

Organization That Accuses Israel of "Fanning Growing Flames Of Anti-Semitism" Raising Money For Shaheen

 

Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today called on Senator Jeanne Shaheen to sever her ties with J Street, a radical fringe group that is funding her campaign. The Washington Free Beacon reported on Friday that liberal advocacy group J Street accused Israel of "fanning growing flames of anti-Semitism" for defending its citizens against terrorist attacks.

 

"Radical organizations like J Street are determined to attack Israel and undermine Israel's right to defend itself from terrorist attacks. It is disgraceful that Senator Jeanne Shaheen would associate herself with a fringe group like J Street and support their shameful advocacy efforts," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "As a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Senator Shaheen needs to immediately denounce J Street's shameful statements and return the contributions that it has funneled into her campaign bank account." 

 

According to Opensecrets.org, J Street has funneled $4,300 to Senator Shaheen's re-election campaign. Shaheen has also accepted the endorsement of J Street's PAC and is currently listed as the "featured candidate" on their website.

 

BACKGROUND:

 

J Street Founder Daniel Levy Called Israel's Creation "An Act That Was Wrong" (Weekly Standard, 10/6/2010)

 

Levy Also Said At JStreet's Annual Meeting That "Israel Really Ain't A Good Idea" (Weekly Standard, 3/15/2011)

 

J Street Lied About Being Funded By Liberal Billionaire George Soros, But Was Later Exposed. Soros Donated $750,000 to J Street: (Weekly Standard, 9/24/2010)

 

J Street Facilitated Meeting With Members Of Congress And The Author Of A United Nations Report That Accused Israel Of War Crimes: (Washington Times, 9/29/2010)

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